The Last of Us Part II Gets New Video Explaining Story Background and Details

Get a look "Inside the Story" of The Last of Us Part II as the team at Naughty Dog sets the stage for what you should expect in the sequel.

As The Last of Us Part II’s long-awaited release continues to draw closer, Sony and Naughty Dog continue to try to build hype towards launch. As of today, that hype has taken the form of a new video that explains more of what fans can expect to see in the sequel.

Following the release of a new story trailer for The Last of Us Part II last week, today’s new video focuses more on setting the stage and describing what this sequel is all about. The new “Inside the Story” video doesn’t feature any new gameplay footage or cutscenes, but it does contain key members from the team at Naughty Dog such as Neil Druckmann, Anthony Newman, and Halley Gross talking about the project.

For the most part, what is discussed in this video isn’t anything too different from what we’ve heard regarding The Last of Us Part II in the past. The game’s director, the aforementioned Neil Druckmann, talks about how the game explores the cycle of revenge and the effects that can come about from it. Additionally, the team talks about how carefully it approached making this sequel and how it tried to honor Ellie and Joel and their overall journey.

If there are any new story mentionables that have come about in this video, they likely deal with both Joel and some of the antagonists featured in The Last of Us Part II. While his role in the game hasn’t been discussed much, the team at Naughty Dog sheds more light on Joel’s backstory prior to the events of Part II in this video. We also learn that there are two warring factions that Ellie will run across in the game while visiting Seattle, which is something we haven’t heard too much about before.

Obviously, some of these descriptions of the story are moot if you’ve already spoiled yourself on The Last of Us Part II. A rather extensive leak for the game occurred a few weeks back and with it, a litany of spoilers started spreading like wildfire on the internet. If you’ve managed to keep yourself away from the spoilers, however, and are looking to hear the team at Naughty Dog broadly talk about TLOU2 a bit more prior to launch, this new video should be right up your alley.

The Last of Us Part II releases next month on June 19, exclusively on PS4. Ahead of that time, you can currently pre-order the game once again over on the PlayStation Store.

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Logan Moore

Logan Moore is the Managing Editor around these parts and enjoys the video game Super Mario Odyssey.

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